Wednesday, 20 June 2012

just waiting for the posting date...

A lovely reminder email arrived from Cheryl this week about the looming posting date for the Little bit French swap.
I panicked a little and thought I should get going with another item.
I must admit I don't follow patterns overly well for some reason so I haven't found these little items easy, the stitching and embroidery are a breeze but the rest...
Each one has been a little disaster all it's own.
I made the little doily but couldn't manage the beautiful binding that I have seen on other people's makes. I tried but unpicked and improvised a way to finish. Secondly I attempted the sun glasses case and had the same issues with the binding-unpicked twice but by then I had ruined the fabric and it was sadly relegated to the rubbish. I thought the jewellery roll would be easy. I tackled the zipper successfully but when it came to putting it together that was another story. It was unpicked once and I was dreading having to throw out another of my stitching projects. Again I improvised the finish and thankfully it worked.
I seem to be the only one that is so remedial!
So I apologise in advance to my swap partner but I have included a little pincushion as compensation.



ready to go..
Only two swaps to go.... the christmas swap and a little purse swap that I have signed up for at Mrs sew and sew.
The weekend is only a few days away and this week is Craft group. I missed the last one so it will be lovely to see the girls.

Cheers
marina

19 comments:

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I feel your pain. I seem to be having similar problems - binding on doily-fail, same with the glasses case...arghh. I am now like you, hoping that my parnter can understand. Your items do look lovely and I now wish I added the ric rac to my doily. I would be more than pleased to be the recipient of your beautiful items. hugs

Susan said...

We are our own worst critics. I think your projects look lovely and your swap partner will be happy to receive them.

Mistea said...

Your finishes are gorgeous - Lovely little cross stitch pincushion.
The colours are very pretty and your stitching is beautiful.
Enjoy your craft friends.

Grit said...

Das sind wunderschöne Dinge.
Tolle Stickerei.
Liebe Grüße Grit

shez said...

Marina i think that you have done a wonderful job,dont be to hard on youself,they look so pretty.xx

Fiona said...

It's so pretty.. and of course I know the stitching is perfect .. i love the lace insert with it too... I haven't tried that one yet... how lovely to get a special cushion too....
Hugz

Maria said...

I think you have done a beautiful job of your set..

Elyte said...

Your gifts look lovely and very elegant from here. You have changed them just a little to make them uniquely yours.

Sheila said...

Your projects look just fine to me and I am sure your artner will be thrilled . Hugs sheila

Nicky said...

Marina - I love the Eiffeltower but it all looks cute!

Christine M said...

Everything looks lovely to me! Enjoy your craft group.

Sisbabestitches said...

If it helps, you are so not the only one who has had ups and downs with these projects, in no way due to Cheryl's instructions. I love your jewellery roll, your stitching is gorgeous.

Els koetsier said...

What a lovely things you made for your swap partner.

Gayle said...

Your work is beautiful, I thought that I was the only one having problems. I am new to hand embroidery.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Fantastic Marina...lucky swap partner??

Lib said...

You do fantastic stitching Marina. Love the pincushion...tempted to do one!

Charlie and Wendy said...

It all looks so pretty to me, I love your stitcheries and your finishing is lovely. The pincushion is gorgeous too.

Fiona said...

They are gorgeous and arrived today - Thank you so much I totally love it all xxxxx I feel very spoilt. Love and Hugs - Fee XXXX

Fiona said...

Thank you so much Marina, They arrived today and I love it all. I feel very spoilt.

Love and Hugs - Fee XXX